First Focus // September

FIRST FOCUS

Goals. They’re great. They really are. They help us aim for something, work for something, and feel accomplished.

However, sometimes I can aim too high, or life gets uber busy, or let’s face it, I just don’t get to it. 

So this  month, instead of monthly goals, I’m sharing some of the thing I’ve been focusing on lately. I don’t know why, but this perspective feels more like an enjoyable journey, instead of the destination of success or failure. 

After our super busy summer, it’s been SO wonderful to be home and get back to a [somewhat] consistent routine.

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April Goals.

Yesterday I woke up to Stuart reminding me that it was April Fools Day, just incase I read/saw/heard anything strange or out of the ordinary. (I tend to be slightly gullible at times…) But I still totally fell for a fake post by a Disney World site saying that Cinderella’s Castle was being redone to be “Elsa’s Ice Castle.” I was all hot and bothered and on my way to full blown outrage when Stuart pointed out that it was most likely an April Fools joke.

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A Bible You Can Cuddle.

I have always LOVED to read. When I was younger I remember being so engrossed in one of the Harry Potter books, (at one of those really intense, “will Harry get killed this time??” moments,) that when my mom opened my bedroom door, I jumped off the bed and the book went flying from my hands. I love getting so lost in a book it felt like you were living life in those pages. 

Baby Faces Book Collage

One of my hopes for Knox is that he will fall in love with reading as much as I did. (Looks like he’s well on his way!) I know so much of our culture spends its’ time in front of the TV, but I want him to experience the creativity of picturing what the characters look like, instead of that information being easily provided for him on a screen.

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It’s Been a While…

You may or may not have noticed that I’ve been slightly MIA from blogging lately. There’s a very good reason for that. 

NESTING. 

It’s serious, guys. I was a little critical of what exactly went into the whole nesting “thing,” but it’s for real. I am NOT one of those people who normally loves organizing or cleaning, but it’s like someone else has taken over my body and all I want to do is organize, clean, and prepare our living space for our little man.

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Currently.

Currently

My friend Natasha recently introduced me to this fun link-up from A Mama Collective. I used to wonder how to find other blogs to follow that I would really enjoy, and have realized link-ups are definitely a great way to find awesome blogs! This link-up is basically about what’s currently going on in life, anything that’s on your mind…almost as if we’re on a coffee date chatting about life!

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Baby Grand is Growing + September Goals

22 Weeks

Well, I think I’ve officially entered into the stage of looking for sure pregnant…as opposed to maybe pregnant or maybe just chubby. It’s still a weird kind of mental switch to change the thought of a growing mid-section to being a good thing, instead of a sign of needing to diet ASAP. But thankfully, those intensifying kicks remind me that as my tummy grows, so does a lil babe inside! 

There’s not a ton new to report about Baby Grand this week…other than his/her kicks and movements are definitely growing stronger than ever!

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5 Things Fridays.

happy friday

Yay it’s Friday! And today, that means another “5 Things Friday” post…just 5 fun, random things on my mind that I want to share with you! 

  1. I just finished the book, Safely Home, by Randy Alcorn. (Yesterday morning at 1am because I couldn’t put it down!) It was by far one of the BEST books I’ve ever read, and one that really touched my heart.
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Mark of the Lion.

mark of the lion

I FINALLY finished Francine River’s Mark of the Lion series. It may have taken me months to finish them, but they really were great books. As each one came to a finish, I couldn’t put them down. Seriously! I finished the last book Saturday night at 2:15am…which was actually 3:15am (thanks Daylight Savings). 

I’m not gonna lie, I’m such a sucker for series.

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Dear Mr. Knightley.

Dear Mr. Knightley

Maybe it’s because football was on ALLLLLLL day New Year’s Day, maybe it’s because this was a really good book, but I read this entire book in a day and a half.┬áIt was light, enjoyable, and happy, the perfect book to start off the New Year.

I won’t give away too much, but one of my favorite parts is that the main character, Samantha Moore, is obsessed with reading the classics, primarily, Jane Austen.

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